There are $7b in projects there the Victorian Government has been significantly stalling. Josh is right in that the airport rail link has not really gone anywhere and not real work has started and the Geelong Fast rail ($2b of funding) has been placed on the go slow by Andrews.
But the NEL has had everything and the kitchen sink thrown at it. My theory over this NEL given the contractor priming is the deal was done over belt and road and a chinese backed /associated company we now know was at the forefront.
'We will not be lectured': Andrews hits back at Frydenberg over infrastructure spending
You're kidding right?
Let's have an intelligent look at it. Roads
East West Link - Cancelled, like it or not. It's getting a bit ridiculous, every year for the last six years there is always $4 Billion 'waiting too go' for a project likely to cost three times that. The libs must have a screw loose, Andrews will sooner die than build the East West Link. Every time it gets offered Andrews comes out and says there are other projects ready to go, the libs could have spent it elsewhere.
North East Link - Preliminary works underway on an $16 Billion project, with major construction underway in 2021. Federal Contribution $1.6B.
West Gate Tunnel - $6.7B Its turned into a basket case, will be completed eventually. Don't do deals with the devil (Transurban)
Suburban Roads Upgrade $2.2B project upgrading 12 suburban links - Construction to start in December
Western Roads Upgrade $1.8B project upgrading 8 roads in the booming western suburbs - Project due to be completed in 2021.
Multiple Highway upgrades throughout regional Victoria, $1.1B - Projects underway
Monash Freeway Upgrade $1.1B - $500 Million from the feds - Project Underway
Western Ring Road Upgrade - $518M - Project UnderwayCurrently $30B worth of road projects under construction. Federal Government contribution $2.1BRail
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Stages 1 & 2 $530M - Stage 2 early works announced yesterday
Sunbury Line Upgrade $2.1B - Project Underway
Cranbourne Line Upgrade $1B - Project Underway
Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel $12B - Project Underway
Regional Rail Revival $2.2B - Federal Funding $1.7B - Projects Underway/Completed
HCMTS 65 Units $2.2B - Project Underway
Velocity Trains Sets $358M - Project Underway.
Level Crossing Removal Projects $10B - Projects underway. 36/7 completed so far, 12 new station built. Currently $28.2B worth of Rail projects under construction. Federal Government contribution $1.7BCommitments
Airport Rail $10B - Federal funding $5. Project stalled due to Federal Government. Feds want Sunshine - CBD link to boost votes in the regions. Andrews Just wants to build MARL. If the Feds want a tunnel they are going to have to stump up more cash and stop holding the state ransom. Sunshine CBD estimated to cost $15+
Geelong 'Fast Rail' Federally funded business case to once again to boost votes in the regions. Andrews said there were more pressing needs than getting a fast train to Geelong; i.e Melton & WV. I agree. Feds have committed $2B, one would assume they want Andrews to match. Depending on the definition of 'fast' could cost close to $10B
Western Rail Plan $100M business case. No commitments to funding yet. Depending on how Geelong Fast Rail & MARL turn out could be a $10B project as serval stations need to be rebuilt and 30km of new track & electrical infrastructure laid to Melton & WV.
Suburban Rail Loop $50B, $300M business case. No commitment from the federal government to help fund stage 1.
The only projects that are 'stalled' are the ones the federal government has picked or are have interfered in. Sounds to me like a lot of hot air from the federal government trying to push the state into getting on with its projects, to boost its votes in the lead up to 2022. Andrews doesn't give a toss, he is here until November 2023. Unless there is something in it for him, don't expect Andrews to throw the Libs a bone. They certainly haven't earned it by using Victoria as the scapegoat to deflect from its own poor performance.
Oh, NSW Federal infrastructure Funding 2019/20 FY $22.3B, 2020/21 FY $17.5B, 2021/22 FY $17.2B. $57B
Here in poor old Victoria 2019/20 FY $14.1, 2020/21 FY $14.6B, 2021/22 FY $12.2B. $40.9B